Mapping of Lavaflows for Hazard Assessment

Alessia Ciraudo, Ciro Del Negro, Annamaria Vicari, Alexis Herault


The development of physical-mathematical models able to describe the evolution of volcanic processes is fundamental in order to understand the dynamic of volcano and to estimate its dangerousness and risk mitigation. Hazard assessment was performed by simulating a number of lava flows from a set of initial data (a record of past eruptions) by using different parameter values of the volcanic system in a meaningful range of variation. A preliminary zonation was necessary for identifying possible emission regions with the highest probability of opening. Our Cellular Automata Magflow model was used to determine the areas that can be invaded by lava flows.

[DOI: 10.1685/CSC06047] About DOI

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